According to reports from MCV, sales figures indicate that the Sony PlayStation 3 has reached 190,000 units sold, with the Microsoft machine only managing around 180,000 for the past year!
This comes as no real surprise, in the second largest gaming market on Earth, Microsoft’s Xbox brand has always struggled. Whether it is simply a case of precocial purchasing attitude or – more likely – that the game choices for Xbox 360 versus PS3 are more Western centric in style, remains to be seen
Either way both Sony and Microsoft are lagging behind the continued momentum of the Nintendo Wii as it increases the gap on its rivals.
Bought a console yet? Do sales figures influence your decision? It does have a bearing on how much support a console will receive, not only from third party developers and peripheral makers but also from its own parent company. Overall though, your choice should be dictated by your needs.
Do I need Blu-ray, HD DVD? Are the games more important than the technology? What about online?
Me? I cannot make up my mind, I will be getting all three :-)